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Posted In July 22, 2013

Teddy Roosvelt and the oath of office in 1905
A Closer Look at Teddy Roosevelt's Inauguration in 1905
Take a closer look at Teddy Roosevelt's 1905 inauguration with Chief Justice Melville Fuller. Click on the photo to see some amazing details. It's pretty cool.
Washington, D.C. Ex-Confederate iron-clad ram Stonewall at anchor; U.S. Capitol in the background
The Amazing Image of the Confederate Ironclad Stonewall Anchoring in Washington in 1865
This amazing image shows the Confederate Ironclad Stonewall anchored in Washington in 1865, with the Capitol Dome visible between the masts. Learn more about the ship and its history with this blog post!
waterfront view of Georgetown in the 1790s
What Would Georgetown Have Been Without DC? An Insiders Look from William Corcoran
Get an insider’s look from 19th century banking tycoon William Corcoran about what Georgetown’s prospects would have been had the city of Washington not been placed right next to it. Read on to find out more.
Dog, Pets, Etc classified ads in the Evening Star
Uncovering the Mystery of a Former Pet Cemetery at 14th and V Street NW
Did you know there was once a pet cemetery at 14th and V Street NW? Check out this old ad from the Evening Star on July 16th, 1907 and see if you can uncover what happened to the pet cemetery and the ghosts that may still wander there at night.
Our American Cousin
Uncovering the Actual Playbill for the Play Lincoln and His Wife Attended on April 14th, 1865
Check out this incredible find - the actual broadside advertising the play that President Lincoln and his wife chose to attend on the fateful night of April 14th, 1865. Click the image for great details.
map of St. Elisabeth
Exploring the History of St. Elizabeths Hospital Through a 1867 Map
Take a look at this 1867 map of the land on which St. Elizabeths Hospital was built, and explore its history. Click the map for greater detail and see the approximate area today on the Google Map.
Plan of the Navy Yard at Washington, D.C. : showing the position and dimensions of all the buildings as they were June 1st 1881.
Exploring the Washington Navy Yard Through an Old Plan From 1881
Discover the Washington Navy Yard through an old plan from June 1st, 1881. See the position and dimensions of all the buildings in this plan from the Library of Congress.
Birdseye view of the National Capital, including the site of the proposed World's Exposition of 1892 and Permanent Exposition of the Three Americas
Exploring the Unbuilt Washington World's Fair of 1892
Take a look back in time to what Washington could have been like if the 1892 World's Fair had been held here. See the proposed layout, and check out the bridge where Memorial Bridge stands today.
Capitol Bldg., seen from atop Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
A Stunning View of the Capitol from the Top of the Washington Monument
Take a look at this stunning view of the Capitol from the top of the Washington Monument. See the amazing photo and learn more about the history of the monument here!

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